Bagyong Ruby (Typhoon Hagupit) is the "strongest storm of the year anywhere on the planet," according to CNN International.
The video explains why Bagyong Ruby (Typhoon Hagupit) is a very dangerous storm although it is not as strong as Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, that devasted the Visayas region in early November 2013.
In Yolanda, more than six thousand people died and over a thousand more are still missing. The government is targeting zero casualties for Bagyong Ruby (Typhoon Hagupit), but that's just impossible. It is hoped though that there will be fewer fatalities this time.
At 2 p.m. Saturday, the eye of Bagyong Ruby (Super Typhoon Hagupit) was spotted 230 kilometers East of Catarman, Northern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour near the center and gust of up to 220 kph.
State weather bureau PAGASA said it is expected to make landfall early Sunday morning over the Eastern Samar and Northern Samar area and will be associated with strong winds, 4.5 meters storm surge, and heavy to intense rainfall.